What You Need to Know about Flying Air Choice One Airlines

If you’re considering flying on Air Choice One Airlines or any other small, regional airline, here’s what you’ll need to know before your trip!What you need to know about flying Air Choice One Airlines

I recently had the experience of flying to Chicago with the North Iowa Bloggers courtesy of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and Air Choice One Regional Airlines. My husband is actually a private pilot, and in our previous life before children, we used to fly in little two seater Cessnas quite often. We lived in Okinawa, Japan when he got his license and enjoyed island hopping, whale watching from the air, and once we even went camping via airplane with two awesome friends of ours.

Mississippi River from the Air onboard an Air Choice One Airlines flight

The Mississippi River From the Air

I loved the views from the plane so much – it’s pretty amazing to see where you live from the air. I enjoyed looking out for the Mississippi River on our trip to Chicago. Some other bloggers on our trip were even able to find their homes! I tell you what though. Having kids turned me into the biggest weeny there is regarding all things potentially scary and / or dangerous. I’m not sure what happened, but I used to love reading Stephen King. Not anymore. I used to love watching Law & Order. Not anymore. And I even used to love flying. Not anymore – not on little planes. Not on big planes. Not really on any plane… I always feel like I’ve cheated death when I finally land, even though I know that driving is statistically more dangerous than flying.
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Buddy Holly Crash Site in Clear Lake, Iowa

At 22728 Gull Avenue Clear Lake, Iowa, off a gravel road and in the middle of corn fields, you’ll find the Buddy Holly Crash Site, a memorial that marks the spot where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959.

Buddy Holly Crash Site in Clear Lake, Iowa

Buddy Holly Crash Site in Clear Lake, Iowa

I decided to check out this memorial after a recent trip with the North Iowa Bloggers to Chicago. Once our plane landed safely at the Mason City Airport, the same airport that Ritchie Valens’ plane took off from, I googled up the address and drove the 15 minutes to the shrine.

Buddy Holly Crash Site, Clear Lake Iowa

I knew to look for these glasses – which you’d think would have been pretty obvious, yet I still missed the spot and had to turn around. When I saw the pictures of the glasses on the internet I thought they were much bigger and taller than they actually are.

Side of the road at the Buddy Holly Crash Site
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